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The Cajun Influence

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cajun music from Beausoleil, Last Forever, Darol Anger, Michael Doucet, Philip Aaberg, Penguin Café Orchestra, and the "Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack."

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New Sounds

New Looks at Old American Folksongs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Listen to arrangements of American folk music and their descendants for this New Sounds, including Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer" and new music by banjo duo Abigail Washburn & Béla Fleck.

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New Sounds

The Cajun Influence

Friday, March 14, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music that shows the influence of traditional Cajun music from the fiddling, the accordion, the triangle and other instruments, in somewhat unusual contexts.  Listen to several excerpts from Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin's score for the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” set in Louisiana, along with music by the late Michael Galasso. Then there’s music by the Penguin Café Orchestra who drew from Cajun fiddling, and the influence comes out on pieces like “Swing the Cat” and “Bean Fields.”

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New Acoustic Music

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Listen to two generations of "New Acoustic Music" - a term "coined" by banjo player Jake Shepps on his Bartok album to describe what he and Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, and the like, do with their mix of old and new music.  Thing is, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and others were using that exact same term 30 years ago.   We'll hear from all of them on this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

The Cajun Influence

Friday, December 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music that shows the influence of traditional Cajun music from the fiddling, the accordion, the triangle and other instruments, in somewhat unusual contexts.  Listen to several excerpts from Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin's score for the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” set in Louisiana, along with music by the late Michael Galasso. Then there’s music by the Penguin Café Orchestra who drew from Cajun fiddling, and the influence comes out on pieces like “Swing the Cat” and “Bean Fields.” 

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New Sounds

New Acoustic Music

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Listen to two generations of "New Acoustic Music" - a term "coined" by banjo player Jake Shepps on his Bartok album to describe what he and Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, and the like, do with their mix of old and new music.  Thing is, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and others were using that exact same term 30 years ago.   We'll hear from all of them on this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

New Acoustic Music

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Listen to two generations of "New Acoustic Music" - a term "coined" by banjo player Jake Shepps on his Bartok album to describe what he and Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, and the like, do with their mix of old and new music.  Thing is, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and others were using that exact same term 30 years ago.   We'll hear from all of them on this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

Live Gloryland II (Encore Edition)

Friday, August 12, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, Anonymous 4, the famed early music vocal quartet, teams up with violinist Darol Anger and guitarist Scott Nygaard to revisit early American folk spirituals, shape-note hymns, and Gospel blues. This is part 2 of 2, featuring this revival of 19th century American hymnody.

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Long Time Traveling (Encore Edition)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, Anonymous 4, the famed early music vocal quartet, teams up with violinist Darol Anger and guitarist Scott Nygaard to revisit early American folk spirituals, shape-note hymns, and Gospel blues.

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